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Cox claims Brownlow vote for America

Collingwood's American recruit Mason Cox kicked a goal with his first kick in AFL.
Cox claims Brownlow vote for America
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Collingwood's American Pie, Mason Cox, has claimed the first Brownlow vote for his country in Monday night's count.

The ruckman was awarded one vote from the umpires in Collingwood's round eight win over Brisbane.

The 25-year-old was playing in just his fourth game - having debuted on Anzac Day in round five.

He kicked four goals, made 11 hitouts and took two contested marks in the 78-point belting at the Gabba.

Cox, who was not at the awards ceremony, gave his response in his own inimitable style.

"Apparently I just got a Brownlow vote. From what I hear that's a good thing," he tweeted.

Cox is not the first US-born player to poll.

Adelaide coach and former West Coast club champion Don Pyke was born in Illinois and won 13 votes but does not identify as American.

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